Lecturer in Social Work, University of York

I am a lectutrer in Social Work at the University of York. My research is focused on young people, migration and immigration.

I qualified as a social worker in Bradford almost ten years ago and then went on to complete my MRES (Master of Research) and my PhD at University of York.

My PhD thesis explored the experiences of Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Young People in the UK. I have publised a number of academic papers from this research.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Social Work, University of York
  • 2016–2018
    Lecturer in Childhood & Youth, York St John


  • 2016 
    University of York, PhD
  • 2013 
    University of York, MRes Social Work
  • 2011 
    University of Bradford, BA Social Work


  • 2018
    "My Own Blood" The Family Relationships of unaccompanied young people, Families, Relationships and Societies
  • 2017
    Pathway Planning with Unaccompanied Young People Leaving Care , Child & Family Social Work

Professional Memberships

  • Social Policy Association
  • Fellow - Higher Education Academy